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Alienware Sentia m3400

Specifications

Alienware Sentia m3400Notebook: Alienware Sentia m3400
Processor: Intel Pentium M 755
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 128 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Average Score: 56.67% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: 45% mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Alienware Sentia m3400

60% Well designed and highly portable but are there cheaper options to consider?
Source: vnunet.com English
Alienware is well known for its ostentatious gaming desktop computers. The Sentia m3400 may not win the hearts of hardcore gamers, but it's a well-designed, stylish notebook. The Alienware Sentia m3400 uses a 2GHz Pentium M processor and a generous 1Gb of memory. It also employs a clever trick of slowing down to save battery life when less power-hungry tasks are happening. This is indicative of Intel Centrino technology, which the m3400 uses, but we expected a lot more than the two hours of battery life achieved in our tests. The Intel Extreme graphics are integrated and can share from 8Mb to 128Mb of system memory, depending on the severity of the task in hand.
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3 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2006
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Well designed and highly portable but are there cheaper options to consider?
Source: Personal Computer World English
Alienware is well known for its ostentatious gaming desktop computers. The Sentia m3400 may not win the hearts of hardcore gamers, but it's a well-designed, stylish notebook. The Alienware Sentia m3400 uses a 2GHz Pentium M processor and a generous 1Gb of memory. It also employs a clever trick of slowing down to save battery life when less power-hungry tasks are happening. This is indicative of Intel Centrino technology, which the m3400 uses, but we expected a lot more than the two hours of battery life achieved in our tests.
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3 von 5, Preis/Leistung teuer, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2006
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 85% display: 45%
Small Alienware Sentia grows up to 14 inches
Source: The Inquirer English
The first impression is that we are talking about a great machine packed in a super-cool looking case. A friend that already owns a small Sentia could not get its eyes off the new Sentia 3400 and made a brave statement that it wants to buy this one as well. It is a fast machine with 100 GB storage and now it's glowing it looks even better than before. It is a real eye-catcher. The battery will get you some three plus hours and if you buy an additional one you will be fine for six hours. The additional one costs roughly €75 and it is a worthy investment. We are never satisfied with battery life as it can always be better but three hours is satisfactory.
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2006

Foreign Reviews

50% The Sentia m3400 may not use the latest mobile technology, but there’s a surprise waiting under its uniquely-styled hood.
Source: PC Plus German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2006
Rating: Total score: 50%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip with shared memory on Mobile Intel 915GM chipset. It is the predecessor of Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The performance can be compared with the Mobile Radeon 9000 (with a 64 bit memory bus).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Pentium M: With Intel chip set (855 or 915) and Intel WLAN also available with the name Centrino (name for the package).
In the comparison very fast per megahertz and very modest with weaknesses in floating point operations.
It is also available as a low voltage version with very small current consumption.


755: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.1 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Alienware: Alienware is an American computer hardware company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dell. It mainly assembles for high-performance gaming. Alienware also offers for sale rebadged laptops and computer peripherals, such as headsets, computer mice, monitors and keyboards. Alienware was founded in 1996. The corporate headquarters is located in Florida. Alienware established its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) headquarters in Ireland, in 2002. 2005, Alienware brought in upwards of $170 million USD in annual sales and launched an international in 2003 with a presence in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Costa Rica. The international market share is limited.

 

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56.67%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

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Pentium M 778, 1.5 kg
» Dell Latitude 120L
Celeron M 380, 3 kg

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» Hi-Grade Notino R5500
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» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1E
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» Asus Eee PC 900A
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)